08 Mar '11, 4am

DTN Singapore: Gaddafi's regime slams West for dividing Libya: TRIPOLI: Muammer al-Gaddafi's regime accused the

TRIPOLI: Muammer al-Gaddafi's regime accused the West of "a conspiracy to divide Libya" as Washington, under mounting pressure to help opposition forces, said it was premature to arm the rebels. Fresh fighting was reported in the city of Zawiyah just outside the Gaddafi-held capital Tripoli, while Gulf states including Saudi Arabia backed efforts to impose a no-fly zone over the oil-rich north African country. In Tripoli, Libya's foreign minister told reporters that the West was trying to split the country by secretly building up contacts with rebel leaders. "It is clear that France, Great Britain and the US are now getting in touch with defectors in eastern Libya. It means there is a conspiracy to divide Libya," said the minister, Mussa Kussa. His comments came after British Foreign Secretary William Hague admitted a "serious misunderstanding" led to the seizing of a spec...

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